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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A launched: Full specifications, price, features

Here are full specifications and features of the two new Xiaomi phones, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A.

tech Updated: Jun 13, 2018 11:23 IST
Xiaomi’s new Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A smartphones also come with Xiao AI voice assistant.
Xiaomi’s new Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A smartphones also come with Xiao AI voice assistant.(Xiaomi )

Xiaomi on Tuesday launched two new smartphones, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A, in China. The new smartphones are the successors to the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5A budget smartphones. The new Xiaomi phones will be available in China starting June 15. It’s highly likely that the Redmi 6 makes its way to the Indian shores as well.

Xiaomi Redmi 6: Full specifications
Xiaomi Redmi 6 features a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 processor and is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB storage respectively.

The smartphone has a dual-camera setup on the back that consists of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. It has a 5-megapixel selfie-camera. Just like the recent Redmi phones, Xiaomi Redmi 6 also comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI), mainly integrated into the camera. The smartphone also supports facial recognition for unlocking the phone. Redmi 6 is powered by a

The base model of Redmi 6 is priced at CNY 799, which is Rs 8,000 approximately. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review

Redmi 6A: Full specifications
Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes with a similar set of specifications except that it runs on MediaTek A22 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phone comes with 16GB of built-in storage. On the back, Redmi 6A sports 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. The smartphone has a 3,000mAh battery. Xiaomi claims the MIUI onboard has been optimised for Redmi 6A, reducing system apps’ memory usage by about 30%.

The base model of Redmi 6A is priced at CNY 599, which is Rs 6,300 approximately.

“Redmi 6 offers many AI-enabled functions. When you pick up the phone, the screen will automatically wake and you can unlock the phone with AI Face Unlock. By integrating with the phone’s camera, Xiaomi’s proprietary Xiao Ai voice assistant can recognize plants, vehicles, living environments, as well as items for price comparison. For certain scenarios Xiao Ai can translate English, French, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish and Hindi into Chinese. Xiao Ai can also detect SMS messages sent by fake mobile base stations set up by scammers, protecting users against possible attacks,” said Xiaomi on its website.

Here are the highlights from Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A launch.

12:40pm: That’s all from Redmi 6 event. Stay tuned for the comprehensive coverage.

12:38pm: Xiaomi Redmi 6A full specifications, features:5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, MIUI 10, AI integration, 2GHz MediaTek processor, 4G

12:34pm: Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

12:25pm: Xiaomi Redmi 6A with a 5.45-inch display has been launched at CNY 599 which translates to roughly Rs 6,400.

12:24pm: Xiaomi Redmi 6A features a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

12:14pm: Xiaomi says the 12nm-based chipset delivers 48% better CPU performance than 28nm-based chipsets.

12:13pm: Xiaomi  unveils Redmi 6A with 12nm-based MediaTek Helio A22 processor.

12:11pm: Xiaomi highlights the success of Redmi 5A, one of the top-selling phones in the recent quarter. READ: Redmi 5 among top-selling smartphones worldwide

12:09pm: The top-end model of Redmi 6 is priced at CNY 999 (Rs 10,500 approximately).

12:07pm: Here’s how Redmi 6 fares against the competition.

Redmi 6 vs Honor 7C, Vivo Y75s (Xiaomi )

12:03pm: Redmi 6 also comes with smart object recognition feature. The phone allows you to look up an item by just pointing camera at it. The technology seems quite similar to Motorola’s and Google Lens.

12:01pm: Redmi 6 also supports Face ID.

12:01pm: Just like recent Xiaomi phones, Redmi 6 also comes with Artificial Intelligence integration.

Face ID comes to Redmi 6 (Xiaomi)

11:59am: Xiaomi Redmi 6 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at CNY 799 (Rs 8,000 approximately).

11:55am: Xiaomi Redmi 6 also comes with an improved selfie camera. Xiaomi shows a few camera shots taken from the front camera of Redmi 6. The phone is also capable of taking Portrait Mode photos.

11:53am: Here’s a camera sample taken by Xiaomi Redmi 6.

The camera sample hints at richer HDR quality. (Xiaomi)

11:51am: Xiaomi Redmi 6 has a 12-megapixel camera.

11:48am: MediaTek Helio P22 processor is coupled with 3GB of RAM.

11:47am: Xiaomi claims the new chipset delivers 48% better CPU performance than the predecessor.

11:45am: Xiaomi  Redmi 6 is powered by 12nm-based MediaTek Helio P22 processor clocked at 2GHz.

11:44am: Xiaomi Redmi 6 is available in four colours.

11:43am: Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes with a USB port at the base. It has a dual-camera setup on the back.

11:39am: Here’s how screen size has changed from Redmi 5 to Redmi 6.

11:36am: Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes with a 5.45-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

11:31am: The event has begun.

11:29am: The Redmi 6 launch event will begin shortly. You can watch the live stream on the company’s official website.

11:16am: Xiaomi is expected to launch three new models of Redmi 6 - Redmi 6 Plus, Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 6A. The company already offers a number of phones under its budget category, including Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 Pro. It recently launched Redmi Y2 in India for under Rs 15,000.

11:06am: Redmi 6 is the successor to the last year’s Redmi 5 smartphone. Launched in December 2017, Xiaomi Redmi 5 is an entry-level smartphone with 5.7-inch HD display, 1.8GHz octa-core processor, and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone is available in India at a starting price of Rs 7,999. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 5 First Impressions